Welcome to the online home of the Victoria Poetry Project. Here, you can find information about all our activities and upcoming events.
Our organization exists to promote spoken word poetry in all its forms in the city of Victoria, BC. We run poetry open mics, showcases, poetry slams and workshops in the Capital Region.
Our work has a strong youth outreach outreach component. We run Raising Voices, a youth-focused program that sends local poets into high school classrooms to facilitate poetry workshops. We produce Victorious Voices, Victoria’s city-wide high school slam. We’ve actively partnered with the City of Victoria and the Victoria Foundation to make the first Youth Poet Laureate program in Canada a reality.
- We produce and run Vic Slam, Victoria’s only local poetry slam. Every year we send representatives from the Vic Slam community to the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam, and a team to represent Victoria at the national team slam at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW).Vic Slam takes place on the third Wednesday of every month at Caffe Fantastico (Quadra Village). Visit Vic Slam on facebook.
- tof is our flagship feature series. tof happens on the first and fourth Wednesday of every month, and features poets from our own community and all across Canada. Visit tof on facebook.